Tag Archives: Stepdaughter

I’m often asked: ‘Would you like another baby?’

They say women forget the pain of childbirth pretty darned quickly, otherwise no-one would be insane enough to go through it again. Except for masochists. Well there is an equivalent … Continue reading

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My stepdaughter’s dad has moved 200 miles away. But we will move Heaven and Earth to ensure she still sees him every week

Last week, my stepdaughter’s real dad moved 200 miles away because of work. He has seen his little girl pretty much every weekend since he and her mum separated when she was … Continue reading

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My stepdaughter went back to school this week. A new one.

We’d spent months planning it. Worrying, cogitating, strategising, organising.  Working out the pros and cons, the pluses and minuses, the advantages and disadvantages. That’s what choice does to you. Makes … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Celebration Sous Vide Turkey Breast and Trimmings

We’re having two Christmas dinners this year on account of the fact that my stepdaughter will be with her dad on the Big Day. We have a complicated family, but … Continue reading

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The day I forgot to pick my stepdaughter up from school (and how she made me pay for it!)

There are two women in my life and until yesterday, I was only terrified of one of them. The first is my loving wife, my beautiful and Successful Other Half, … Continue reading

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My Missus Monday: Does your Tweenage girl have body image issues? And if so, who’s to blame?

A post from my wife’s archives when she was a columnist on Take a Break, Britain’s biggest-selling women’s weekly magazine. This week’s theme: At eight years old, my little girl … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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MyMissusMonday: Do you have a Tween With Attitude?

Now don’t get me wrong, my nine-year-old stepdaughter is a fantastic child. She’s kind, polite, loving and caring. But every now and then the Teen That She Will One Day … Continue reading

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One sister, two brothers (by two mums and two dads). We are a very modern family!

Meet Baby Freddie. This gorgeous chunky little monkey is my stepdaughter’s brother by her dad’s new wife. The tall skinny fella on the left, as you may already knows, is … Continue reading

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My Stepdaughter was worried about going on her school activity holiday today…until I reminded her about what she did last summer!

  There were a few tears at school drop-off this morning when the Successful Other Half said goodbye to her nine-year-old daughter. Ths time, though, the tears weren’t coming from … Continue reading

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